All that being said, I don't really fall into any of those groups. I've owned just two buybacks. The first, pulled from a pack, now resides in slot 530 in Shoebox Legends' Frankenset.
This is the second. I bought it in on ebay in 2012 for about 5 bucks. I honestly don't recall my thinking at the time. I have no interest in collecting all of the Ron Santo buyback versions. I guess I wanted this one because of it's unusual nature. Most of you are familiar with it. Poor Don Landrum got gypped out of having his image on a card in 1963 and All-Star Ron Santo got a bonus card. (Don does appear on a Post cereal card.) I've never read (or have forgotten) the story behind this card. I'm also not aware of a similar mix-up aside from the 1969 Topps #653 Aurelio Rodriguez/batboy card. In that case no player ended up with his photo on two cards.
Here's Ron's official card.
What are your thoughts on buyback cards? If you collect them, how do they fit into your collection?
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